Michelle Richmond Dip.Couns. MBACP
Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a BACP registered counsellor with several years of counselling experience. My passion and specialism is working to support clients suffering from often overwhelming feelings like anger, despair and confusion that a loss from their life brings up. Sometimes my clients say they are just feeling sad.
What can you expect as my client
I provide a warm, safe space for my clients to talk, to express their thoughts and feelings and tell their story. I listen without making any judgement. I support my clients whilst they explore and try to make sense of what has happened in their lives and they look for ways to cope with their loss and their new normal life. My clients and I work together towards their goal.
The issues that I work with
Although my specialisms are working with life losses, grief and bereavement and supporting carers of those living with dementia, I have experience counselling individuals presenting with a wide range of issues including abuse, anger, anxiety, chronic illnesses, depression, relationships, self esteem and self confidence and stress.
I volunteer at Age UK and Cruse Bereavement Care where I support bereaved clients and those with many varied presentations.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor which means that I will adapt my counselling approach and use the model that is the most suitable to your needs. You are at the centre of my work.
How counselling can help
Admitting that you are struggling and need some support can be frightening. I understand that. However, often the scariest thing is asking for help. When you contact me, I will do my best to put you at ease and make things feel as safe as possible. You can talk and I will listen. Talking things through with a person that fits with you can be lifechanging.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Student of CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic CounsellingCPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling
- Bereavement Volunteer at Cruse Bereavement Care
- Other training and continuing professional development:
- Training in telephone and online counselling
- Relationships and infertility
- Major Incident Training
- Working with trauma
- Working with clients with long term illnesses
- Carers of those living with dementia
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you are experiencing or are recovering from breast surgery I can support you. I understand that it can be a difficult and confusing time. A time full of fear and overwhelming emotions.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation.
My session fees are £40-£45 by bank transfer for a 50 minute session.
Discounts are available for student counsellors.
Fees are payable within 24 hours of the end of the session.
A cancellation fee of £20 applies for a prebooked session cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.